• (n.) A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter
something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut;
as, a wagon shed; a wood shed.
• (imp. & p. p.) of Shed
• (v. t.) To separate; to divide.
• (v. t.) To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self;
to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out;
to spill; as, the sun sheds light; she shed tears; the clouds shed
• (v. t.) To let fall; to throw off, as a natural covering of hair,
feathers, shell; to cast; as, fowls shed their feathers; serpents shed
their skins; trees shed leaves.
• (v. t.) To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight
roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.
• (v. t.) To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.
• (v. t.) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or
passageway, for the shuttle.
• (v. i.) To fall in drops; to pour.
• (v. i.) To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a
covering or envelope.
• (n.) A parting; a separation; a division.
• (n.) The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition,
as in bloodshed.
• (n.) That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition,
as in watershed.
• (n.) The passageway between the threads of the warp through which
the shuttle is thrown, having a sloping top and bottom made by raising
and lowering the alternate threads.